Cartwheel

DRILL 1

1/4 TWIST TO HANDSTAND

This drill teaches the gymnast to initiate the Cartwheel without twisting the body until one-third of the Cartwheel is over.

FOCUS POINTS

 A 

The arms must cover the ears so they follow each other during the drill. The upper body should be hollow.

 B1 

Keep leaning forward until the arms are horizontal then turn the arms and upper body.

PREREQUISITES
  • Handstand – D4

EQUIPMENT
  • 1 x Mat against a wall

DRILL 2

1/4 TWIST TO STRADDLE HANDSTAND

This drill teaches the gymnast to keep the legs apart during the middle 1/3 of the Cartwheel.

EQUIPMENT
  • 1 x Mat against a wall

DRILL 3

1/4 TWIST TO STRADDLE HANDSTAND ON BLOCK TO FEET

Helps the gymnast execute the final third of the Cartwheel.

FOCUS POINTS

 A 

The arms cover the ears, so they follow the ears through the entire drill.

 B 

Legs has to be spread apart in a 90° angle.

 C 

Land with the hands on the wall. This will help the gymnast keep the core tight.

EQUIPMENT
  • 1 x Mat against the wall

  • 1 x Running block

DRILL 4

CARTWHEEL AGAINST WALL

The focus here is to finish the Cartwheel, as the above drill, combined with a full leg kick.

EQUIPMENT
  • 1 x Mat against the wall

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